New York Times, Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Author: Larry Shearer
Editor: Will Shortz
Larry Shearer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tub toy : BOAT
5. Olympics sportscaster Jim : MCKAY
10. Toaster waffle : EGGO
14. Facetious "I see" : AHSO
15. Detective Vance : PHILO
16. Show approval, in a way : CLAP
17. Salon sound : SNIP
18. Exec with no ideas? : HOLLOWSUIT
20. Sentimental sort : SOFTY
22. Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 : INF
23. Stiff collars : ETONS
24. Next in line : HEIR
26. Vast amounts : OCEANS
28. Headhunter posses? : HIRINGSQUADS
32. Blue blood, for short : ARISTO
33. It begins with "http" : URL
34. Cry of surprise : YIPE
38. Sweetie : HON
39. Flies off the handle : LOSESIT
42. Flapper wrapper : BOA
43. Flexible, electrically : ACDC
45. Hi-___ : FIS
46. Workers with white hats : BAKERS
48. First rule of lion taming? : HEEDTHEKITTY
51. Starbucks size : GRANDE
53. Tram loads : ORES
54. Mrs. Huxtable of 1980s-'90s TV : CLAIR
55. Lacking color : WAN
57. Five Pillars faith : ISLAM
61. "Rapunzel" and others? : HAIRYTALES
64. Needing shampoo, say : OILY
65. Gaelic tongue : ERSE
66. Cloud-nine state : BLISS
67. Driver's headache : FLAT
68. Marsh growth : REED
69. In-line item : SKATE
70. Angle (and a three-word hint to this puzzle's theme) : FISH
1. Part of a jazz combo : BASS
2. Shout of dismay : OHNO
3. "You wish!" : ASIF
4. Hotdogger's dare : TOPTHIS
5. Speedometer meas. : MPH
6. Groups on risers : CHOIRS
7. Ceramist's need : KILN
8. One's hands and knees : ALLFOURS
9. "___-hoo!" : YOO
10. Cloud-nine state : ECSTASY
11. Quark-binding particle : GLUON
12. Market upticks : GAINS
13. Withdraws, with "out" : OPTS
19. Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
21. Streisand title role : YENTL
25. "Whoops!" : IGOOFED
27. .45 or .22 : CALIBER
28. "Very funny!" : HAHA
29. Camaro ___-Z : IROC
30. Brie coat : RIND
31. Adventurous expedition : QUEST
35. "Oh, sure!" : IBET
36. Cruise stopover : PORT
37. "Child's play!" : EASY
40. Hopscotch site : SIDEWALK
41. Sulu player on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
44. Headed up : CHAIRED
47. Dismissal, slangily : KISSOFF
49. Professor 'iggins : ENRY
50. "No fooling!" : HONEST
51. Angry look : GLARE
52. Bluffer's ploy, maybe : RAISE
54. "Mask" star, 1985 : CHER
56. Suffix with Saturn : ALIA
58. 1953 Leslie Caron film : LILI
59. Word of woe : ALAS
60. "Toads cause warts," e.g. : MYTH
62. Atlanta Braves' longtime network : TBS
63. Compass dir. : SSE

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